Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

The difference we make

Having served in Thailand since 1966, Alan and Maelynn Ellard have made the decision to return to the UK this autumn.

Initially working with OMF, the Ellards joined the ACET family in 1991 in response to the HIV pandemic in Thailand. With a heart to motivate the Thai church to reach out to people...

Earlier in the year, ACET Nigeria expanded its army of volunteers by training another 63 change makers who want to support children and young people in making positive decisions, to run Children’s Clubs, and deliver the Esteem programme. The training covered topics such as delivering age and culturally appropriate...

Young people often first meet ACET Ukraine when the team comes to their school to provide University of Healthy Youth sessions. Then the teenagers discover there are other ACET activities they can participate in, such as youth clubs and social campaigns.

13-year-old students Natasha and Irina are in the same class in the city of Lozovoe...

The World Bank estimates half of Zimbabwe fell into extreme poverty during the pandemic due to the economic impact of lockdowns. This has caused more vulnerable girls to turn to sex work in desperation.

Similarly, the number of teen mums has increased dramatically: the Zimbabwean government reports that nearly 5,...

In spite of COVID, this academic year has been a significant year of training expansion for us. By rapidly adapting to the lockdowns and offering our accredited training online (with agreement from Open College Network West Midlands), we have been able to deliver relationships and sex education (RSE) training to an increased number of people...

Many young people who returned to school after COVID closures were distressed about all they had missed, and had struggled with increased screen time and not being able to see friends. ACET Ukraine’s Healthy Youth University programme for 12-17-year-olds gave them a space to think through their problems and to increase their emotional...

Despite two lockdowns being imposed this year, the Shining Star Project has trained and mentored 75 girls and women engaged in sex work to become peer educators in their communities. These impassioned ladies have reached 826 sex workers and young women with crucial sexual health information.

The project...

ACET Ukraine’s mission is to help young people make informed, healthy lifestyle choices and avoid damaging relationships, violence, drugs, STIs, HIV, and suicide (the leading cause of death amongst adolescents in Ukraine).

With more than 700 trained volunteers, ACET Ukraine has been caring for, protecting and inspiring young people for...

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